sunnuntai 22. maaliskuuta 2015

When will I wake up?

Past couple days have feel so unreal. I´ve been walking around streets of London with stupid grin on my face, because I Just don´t realize that I´m actually here and that I will be here for ten weeks.


It´s just so different here.There are more shops and people on my new home street than probably anywhere in Finland and I live 13 kilometers away from city. I couldn´t even count how many different languages I hear while walking around my new neighborhood.



Everything is amazing and too overwhelming at the same time. Today was my second day and I already felt kind a lonely. But I hope and know that everything will be fine once I actually settle down and get to used to being here.



This going to be my dream come true spring and I´m going to do exactly what I want. I´m super eager to see how my London adventure continues. Stay tune If you want to read about my London spring!


keskiviikko 18. maaliskuuta 2015

Counting hours to go


Tomorrow is the day, that I have waited so long. Sometimes I even thought that day would never come, but i did and tomorrow I´m going to London.I have almost  packed my pack and printed my flying ticket. I´m pretty exited and freaking out at same time. This going to be biggest adventure of my life so far and I have worked so hard to make this real.

I´ll take my laptop with me, so next post you read here will be written from London.

I hope this spring will best one so far. Hope it will be to you too!

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Travel while you're young and able. Don't worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.-wise man

sunnuntai 15. maaliskuuta 2015

Sun at the city










Yesterday I went to see Theory of everything with my sister. Main reason why I wanted to see it was Eddie Redmayne and I was pretty much blown away. Theory of everything is one of the best movies I have seen and Eddie as Stephen Hawking is probably best acting work I have seen. I definitely recommend that movie and don´t forget to bring tissues. I made that mistake, never have needed them before while watching movie...

It was so lovely to walk around at the center of my city. There wasn´t any snow anymore, sun was shining and everybody was smiling. And first time for ages I wasn´t freezing while being outside.

 Four days and I will be in London. My to do list is way too long, plus I still have two tests at school before I leave and I want to see some of my friends. If someone would add some extra hours to these days I would appreciate  it. At least sun have been shining lately and I have tried to absorb as much energy of it as possible.

Great new week for everyone! Remember to make most out of every single day!

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"Life would be tragic, if it weren´t funny"- Stephen Hawking

perjantai 13. maaliskuuta 2015

London shopping list

I decided to make a little shopping list for myself.  I´m so bored with my wardrobe and I feel that my clothes just aren´t my style at all anymore. I´m going to London for spring and I think it would be nice to think what I would want to find there.

And don´t worry I´m not that shopaholic that I would buy all items from my list. This is just an inspiration board.;)


1. Black hat
 I really hope that I´ll find perfect black hat from London.I want to fin good everyday hat, that would be easy to use.

2. Denim vest
 I love denim vests! I would always wear denim vest if I could. That´s why I need more of them. There is always room for one more vest in my closet.

3. Summer dress
 When I come back to Finland it will be summer (I hope). I definitely need new dress for this summer. I would prefer edgy floral dress.

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4.Black skirt
In way most people use jeans almost everyday, I use black skirts. I would want to find skirt that would be good for everyday use, but would be little bit more interesting. I also wouldn´t say no if I would find perfect pattern skirt.

5.Jeans shorts
My favourite denim shorts are pretty worn out. Denim shorts are kind of must have for summer. Only problem is that most of shorts in stores are so freaking short.

6. Tops and T-shirts
I would like to have new print tops and t-shirts. I would like to have new shirts that would be great for summer,but would work out at school in autumn and winter too.

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So pretty much just black and floral patterns ;)
I some time ago I decided that I wont buy clothes if they aren´t perfect. I have buy too much clothes in  past, that have been just nice and I haven´t use them.
Now on I´ll buy only clothes that will go perfectly with the style I would like to have.

I think I have to eat really cheap food this spring, because I want to go shopping and see musicals! Well carrots are cheap and healthy and I would have amazing than at summer if would eat only carrots for spring! That´s the plan! ps. I´m kidding, at least I hope so...

Have a great weekend! x Annika

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"I like my money right where I can see it...hanging in my closet"-Carrie Bradshaw

maanantai 9. maaliskuuta 2015

Dream is coming true


The London Eye is a work of modern architecture in a city of old charm. What a beautiful sunset background - London, England


Tänä keväänä yksi pitkäaikainen unelmani toteutuu. Tarkalleen ottaen 10 päivän päästä tämä tyttö istuu lentokoneessa suuntana Lontoo, jossa loppu kevät on tarkoitus viettää.


  Jo oikeastaan ennen kuin edes nykyisessä koulussani aloitin, tiesin että haluan jonkun työssäoppimiseni viettää ulkomailla. Silloin tosin mielessäni oli kolun puolesta järjestetty vaihto, mutta kuten aina matkaan tuli mutkia ja viime syksynä päätin järjestää itse ulkomaan työssäoppimisen ja tavoitteena oli päästä kevääksi Lontooseen.

Töitä asian eteen on jo tehty paljon. Lomakkeita on täyttetty pinoittain ja sähköposteja lähtetty kymmeniä. 

Here at AskHerFriends HQ we love London, and we've got some great experiences to share with you!




Tällä hetkellä mielialat vaihtelee super innostuneesta jättimäiseen paniikkiin. Kun mietin että pääsen ensi viikolla Lontooseen, tekisi mieli hyppiä ylös ja alas innostuksesta. Mutta sitä että töitä pitäisi tehdä britti aksenteilla englantia puhuvien asiakkaiden kanssa, en halua edes ajatella.


Suurimman paniikin tällä hetkellä aiheuttaa se että tällä hetkellä mulla ei ole tiedossa kattoa pään päälle noiksi seitsemäksikymmeneksi yöksi. Olen monta yötä istunut läppärin edessä ja selvitellyt asiaa, mutta mitään muuta tällä hetkellä ei ole kuin varaus viikoksi kymmenen hengen makuusalista. Mulla, hmisenä  joka saattaa yhtäkkiä panikoida ties mistäkin, paniikki taso on aikas korkea.


breadandolives: Notting Hill


Mutta tarvii vaan luottaa ja toivoa, että asiat ratkee ja kakki menisi parhain päin.
Onneksi avoimella mielellä ja uskalluksella yleensä pärjää pitkälle!
x Annika


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In ten days my dream come true. I have wanted to spend longer time or move to London since I first time visited there. It was language course/travel and just in three weeks I had fell in love with London.

Last fall i desired that I´ll do my this spring on-the-job learning period in London. Back then I didn´t realize how much work I would have to do before my spring in London could come true. 

And still I have big problem to solve; where I gonna sleep those 70 nights? I have spent many hours in internet trying to find accommodation. Everything just seems to be out of my budget or at least 1 hour trip away from London. 

My panic level is about to rise and I´m not jet thinking about the fact that I need to do customer service job by speaking English and that I need to sell to people who speak English with all kind of British accents. 

Well I just need to pray and have hope that everything will go well! I believe that with open mind and smile there is pretty much nothing you can´t do!
 Have a great day!  x Annika

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So how can you tell me you're lonely, 

And say for you that the sun don't shine? 
Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London 
I'll show you something to make you change your mind 

Streets of London


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keskiviikko 4. maaliskuuta 2015

You're rushing headlong







Yeah, I´m wearing necklace that I got from vending machine when I was five, didn´t see that coming.

Two weeks and I am  packing my bag and about to leave Finland for spring. London, I have missed you.

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It ain't no time to figure wrong from right
Cause reason's out the window
Better hold on tight -

 you're rushing headlong, you've got a new goal
And you're rushing headlong out of control
And you think you're so strong
But there ain't no stopping no there's nothing
You can do about it
Headlong by Queen







sunnuntai 1. maaliskuuta 2015

Satellite Stories- musta kynnys 27.2.2015

"Mä haluun keikalle!"
On lause,jonka kuulemiseen kaverini ovat varmasti jo aivan lopen kyllästyneitä.Onneksi hiihtolomani Kruunasi keikkareissu Jyväskylään.Eikä vain mille tahansa keikalle vaan yhden lempi bändini Satellite Storiesin keikalle.



Kaiken rehellisyyden nimissä on todettava että keikka oli aivan uskomattoman mahtava. Setti oli huikeaa tykitystä ja fiilis yleisössä oli mitä parhain.

Omaan makuuni keikka oli aivan täydellinen. Klubikeikoissa on vain sitä jotain mitä rakastan. Kun bändi soittaa puolen metrin päässä ja bailatessa pitää varoa ettei käsi huitase kitaraa, tunnelma on aikas vertaansa vailla. 

Oli niin ihana huomata kuinka aidon iloiselta bändin laulaja Esa Mankinen näytti keikan aikana yleisön laulaessa täysillä mukana. Siitä ilmeestä oli kaukana joidenkin artistien "päähän nousut" ja turtumiset keikkailuun. Muutenkin bändistä välitty yleisöön aitoa tekemisen iloa.


kuva
Eilinen ja tää päivä onkin mennyt bändin perjantaina julkaistua levyä kuunnellessa. Kun ekaa kertaa biisejä kuuntelin kuluneella viikolla, aattelin että ei ihan edeltävien levyjen tasoon ylletty. Mutta parin soittokerran jälkeen ei voi muuta todeta kun että ehdottomasti bändin paras levy.Omia suosikkejani levyltä ovat mm. Polarized,Campus, Heroine, Painted arms ja Round
  and Round, tai siis toisin sanoen koko levy on täyttä kultaa. Eikä muuten nuo kappaleet ole alkaneet kyllästyttään edes noin kahdennenkymmenen soittokerran jälkeen.


Nyt sitten pitäisi vain löytää seuraa lähtemään RuisRockkiin, että pääsisi uudelleen tätä bändiä kuuntelemaan!

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Yeah so I just want to say that I went to Finnish band Satellite Stories gig last Friday and it was amazing! They are probably coming to your country, if you live in Europe and you should definitely go! Because they are awesome!

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You think you've heard it all before, the show
But you never really seen or settle
Once you've heard it all upfront you know
That you really seen or settle
You think you've heard it all before
VAGABONDS, we're VAGABONDS
VAGABONDS, we're VAGABONDS

If I could change
If I could change this fear I would
If I could change 
If I could change this fear I would

Vagabonds by Satellite Stories